Tuesday, February 01, 2005


Hello gentle readers...

I was reading the February edition of "Guideposts" magazine. To be honest, I don't normally read it. My partner gets the subscription and enjoys the sappy happy stories they print. But, today while flipping through it, I ran across a section called The Up Side. It's a place for positive quotes, etc. There was one that struck me.

"Leap, and the net will appear." by Julia Cameron.

Isn't that a good description of faith? Someone once said it's like walking to the edge of darkness and then jumping knowing that the lights will come on. Faith really is believing in and hoping for things we cannot see.

Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) puts it this way, "What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see."

Our faith must have a bold quality to it. If we are quiet and not bold in proclaiming our faith and declaring the Word of God, how can we believe that God will come to us in answer to our faith. Think of the woman with the issue of blood. The Bible says she was healed because of her FAITH.(Mat. 9:22) Gentle readers, it is FAITH that drives us spiritually. It is FAITH that brings us healing. It is FAITH that causes mountains to move. (Mat. 21:21-22)

I would encourage you today to check your faith level. Are you walking daily in confident assurance that what you hope for will happen? Are you walking daily assured that the evidence of things you cannot yet see is there and working for your benefit? That faith exists in the promises of God. And God never, ever breaks His promises. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Heb 13:8)

May God richly bless you this day and rise up in you a heart of faith that will move the mountains in your life.


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